Category: books / stories

Rhode Island Center for the Book Announces the 2017 Kids Reading Across Rhode Island Book

Rhode Island Center for the Book Announces the 2017 Kids Reading Across Rhode Island Book

[ 0 ] April 26, 2017 |

Kids Reading Across Rhode Island (KRARI), the ‘one book, one state’ initiative to transition the joys of reading from the classroom to summer vacation for students in grades 3-6, kicks off its 8th year with the 2017 award-winning book, Save me a Seat by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan. Internationally acclaimed storyteller Len Cabral chairs […]

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Children’s Books as Bridges

Children’s Books as Bridges

[ 0 ] March 29, 2017 |

Right now, so many of us are seeking to connect the children in our lives with bridges, empathy, and empowerment in the face of separation, misunderstanding, and fear. While the values we impart are rooted in our adult-child relationships, we also pave the way to a wider world-view beyond day-to-day experience. Books are one portal […]

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COMMUNITY-MINDED KIDS: Field Guide, Resources, and Conversation Video

COMMUNITY-MINDED KIDS: Field Guide, Resources, and Conversation Video

[ 0 ] December 12, 2016 |

How do we raise our children to be thinkers and doers and to care about the world around them? I invited five community-minded parents and the community to share resources and ideas at AS220 on May 25, 2011.

Some of the ideas discussed; Tell stories and read to your children about people with different experiences and from different cultures, teach them to be socially responsible by being a role model—sometimes it is the simple everyday things we do such as where and what we shop and how we treat our neighbors that teaches our children to care about the world around them.

If you missed the conversation, join in now. Watch the video, pick a CMK field guide…

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Alt-Comic Con Gives Providence Kids a Ticket-Free Taste of Creative Arts & Pop Culture

Alt-Comic Con Gives Providence Kids a Ticket-Free Taste of Creative Arts & Pop Culture

[ 0 ] November 9, 2016 |

The RI Comic Con is a major event in the Rhode Island calendar but many Providence kids and teens can’t buy tickets or travel to the big convention. That’s why Providence Community Library is hosting Alt-Comic Con at Mount Pleasant Library on Saturday, November 12th, 1:00PM-5:00PM, to give them a taste of convention day excitement. […]

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Law and Order Party: The Dorry Awards Give Kudos to Local Arts and Culture

Law and Order Party: The Dorry Awards Give Kudos to Local Arts and Culture

[ 0 ] October 7, 2016 |

In recognition of the region’s “best, most interesting art and culture” The Law and Order Party held its first annual award celebration, the Dorrys, on September 27. Matthew Lawrence’s  Law and Order Party: 365 Things To Do In Rhode Island This Year is a website, event calendar, and weekly newsletter that highlights one local cultural […]

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The Ricky Rainbow Beard Show on October 4!

The Ricky Rainbow Beard Show on October 4!

[ 0 ] September 28, 2016 |

You may know Ricky, artist-in-resident from Kidoinfo Storytime and Art in the Park summer series in Burnside Park. Happy to share and promote his creative genius and newest project: The Ricky Rainbow Beard Show. Check it out! The Ricky Rainbow Beard Show What it is: a children’s variety show that includes costumed characters, puppets, video, […]

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Family Fun on the Plaza! 2016 Kidoinfo Play in the Park and Storytime + Art in the Park: Making on the Moon!

Family Fun on the Plaza! 2016 Kidoinfo Play in the Park and Storytime + Art in the Park: Making on the Moon!

[ 0 ] July 6, 2016 |

Kidoinfo + Downtown Parks Conservancy present: Summer Family Fun on the Plaza in Burnside Park Tuesdays and Thursdays (July and August). FREE. All Ages. Now in its 7th year, Kidoinfo has partnered with Jen Smith of the Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy to create FREE weekly summer events, both fun and enriching, that attracts hundreds of […]

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Providence Community Library Takes Learning on the Road to Schools and Recreation Centers with “Summer Reading in the Schoolyard”

Providence Community Library Takes Learning on the Road to Schools and Recreation Centers with “Summer Reading in the Schoolyard”

[ 0 ] June 26, 2016 |

Providence Community Library’s (PCL’s) big, red mobile library will become a familiar sight in the city this summer. Starting June 27, the bus will make weekly visits to ten elementary schools and provide library services at a number of summer and sports day camps operated by the City’s Recreation Department. The project, called Summer Reading […]

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Providence Public Library Announces Summer Reading Programs & Performances, Book Lists & More!

Providence Public Library Announces Summer Reading Programs & Performances, Book Lists & More!

[ 0 ] June 14, 2016 |

The Providence Public Library (PPL) is pleased to announce its 2016 Summer Reading schedule of programs and activities beginning on Monday, June 27 and continuing through Wednesday, August 3. This year’s Summer Reading theme is “On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!” A mix of programs for children and their families will focus on getting summer […]

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Today’s Home Work: Jamie Glowacki

Today’s Home Work: Jamie Glowacki

[ 2 ] May 9, 2016 |

Join us today as we meet one of my favorite local Moms, Jamie Glowacki, an energetic, acrobatic, entrepreneur who happens to be a potty-training ninja! I first met Jamie when she opened up a kid consignment shop years ago in Hope Artiste Village before moving the shop to Hope Street and then selling the business […]

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